Manhattan's changing census densities, from 1910 to 2010 (Shlomo Angel, Planet of Cities, Fig 3.3)
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Manhattan is Apparently Less Dense Today Than it Was in 1910

Manhattan is home to some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers. But despite its abundance of upward real-estate, a map created by Shlomo Angel shows the city actually has a lower population density as of 2010 versus 1910. Mr. Angel’s map comes from his book Planet of Cities. It’s a part of an upcoming New York Public Library presentation by the NYU Stern Urbanization Project and the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management.

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